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5 ‘Must Have’ WordPress Plugins

By on April 15, 2013

I recently attended an event held by no other than Matt Cutts.

Whilst at the event I discovered 5 ‘must have’ Word Press plugins. I advise all WordPress users to install these plugins to improve your sites performance.

1) Akismet

Akismet is an online web service that filters and checks your blog comments through an advanced robot. The Akismet plug-in informs you of spam comments before they’re uploaded to your site. In order to activate the plugin, a monthly fee is incurred, but it’s well worth the investment.

2) Cookies For Comments

Cookies for comments is another great spam blocking tool. This works similarly to Akismet although this plug-in only stops robots spamming your website, users could still post spammy comments, hence the need for Akismet. Cookies for comments is designed reduce your overall spam load by obstructing robots to visit your website. Most spam comments are posted by robots nowadays so this is a must have.

3) Yoast SEO

The Yoast SEO plugin is a powerful and user friendly piece of kit. This plugin will simplify all of your SEO tasks. I have tried and tested various SEO plugins through the years and yet to find one as robust as Yoasts.

4) Feedburner

It’s well worth installing the feedburner plugin. Feedburner enables users to keep up to date with your latest posts through an RSS Feed. What’s great about Feedburner in comparison to a standard WordPress RSS feed is that you have instant access to subscriber stats and analysis tools. This enables you to assess what posts are more successful than others and why.

5) WP Super Cache

The WP Super Cache plug-in increases your web page loading time as it saves a static html version on your server. This means that 99% of your website visitors will view the static html version of your website. WP Super Cache is especially beneficial if your server slacks in power!  the WP Super Cache really comes into once your website receives more visitors as it streamlines the page load process and takes a lot of pressure off your server.


I hope that you install these 5 Word Press plugins to improve your websites performance, let me know how you get on and please share this article with your friends and followers.

About Danny Nevill

Danny Nevill is an internet marketing specialist and founder of Universal Web Design – A Colchester based web design company.